Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli occupation settlers banned on Sunday morning tens of Palestinian farmers from entering their lands in West Bank city of Nablus.
The Palestinians farmers headed to their farms in Salim Neighbourhood, east of Nablus, but they were surprised with heavy existence of armed Israeli settlers accompanied by the Israeli occupation forces.
At the beginning, the Israeli occupation forces stopped them for field investigations, but when more than 30 farmers gathered at the scene, the armed Israeli settlers interfered and obliged the farmers to return home.
Farmers, at this time of the year, prepare for harvesting cereals which comes after the end of winter every year. Israeli settlers always damage crops of the Palestinians.
The farms, where the Palestinian farmers were banned, are located near the illegal Israeli settlement of Elon Moreh, where about 220 families of illegal Israeli settlers live.
“Since the early morning, the armed illegal settlers have been preventing the Palestinians farmers from heading to their farms near the settlement of Elon Moreh,” Hossam Ishtey, one of the farmers told Days of Palestine.
Ishtey said that the farmers were heading to their farms exactly located in Al-Lahf and Yasid neighbourhoods near the illegal Israeli Jewish-only settlement.